A Tiny Home with Big Vision

Heath Vester Experience, Fall 2017

There is so much in today’s society telling us we need more. The pressures to live up to the American dream can sometimes feel more like a nightmare. It has become easy to lose sight of what’s important in life, getting caught up in having it all or keeping up with the Jones’s. University of Mobile alumni Samantha and Adam …

A Creative Missionary

Rivers Brunson Faith, Fall 2017

Katie Allred ’12 Armed with an eye for design, a clever wit, a deep love for people, and the ability to fix anything tech-related, University of Mobile 2012 graduate Katie Allred just may change the world. Since her launch from UM, Katie has become known as a rising star in the world of church communications. Officially, she is web content …

UM Ambassadors – At Your Service

Trey Taulbee Experience, Fall 2017

University of Mobile Ambassadors is a new group of passionate, intelligent student leaders devoted to serving the university and the greater community. Through a rigorous interview and selection process, 11 students from varying backgrounds were chosen to be in the inaugural class and are considered ambassadors until they graduate. Ambassadors must go through an intense training process that includes interaction …

Furthering the Kingdom

Trey Taulbee Faith, Fall 2017

In 1973, Deborah Robinson Nelson ‘76 took some time off from college to plan her wedding. “Everyone knows wedding time is crazy,” says Nelson. She had been attending another larger university that “just didn’t feel right,” so she decided to enroll at Mobile College close to home. “I loved the school – loved the smallness, but it still had a …

A Joyful Day of Celebration

Kathy Dean Fall 2017, Learning

In the flurry of festivities marking the historic inauguration of Dr. Timothy L. Smith as the fourth president of University of Mobile, one special moment stands out. It was the moment when over 300 students who had gathered in Ram Hall for a student-led praise and worship service encircled Smith and his wife, Penney, laying hands on the couple and …

Making History

Kathy Dean Fall 2017, Learning

What an Amazing Day!  Fifty years after the first graduating class received their diplomas on the front lawn of Weaver Hall, the University of Mobile Class of 2017 followed in their footsteps on May 13, becoming the first graduating class in 41 years to celebrate commencement on the campus where they earned their degrees. Members of the charter class of 1967 …

Lighting a Legacy

Kala Hembree Fall 2017, Giving

September of 2017 brings the official launch of “a dynamic community dedicated to creating vibrant programs and ideas to support scholarship efforts.” This is the mission statement of the University of Mobile Torch Society, a newly formed group of individuals passionate about “Lighting the Way through Scholarships” and through crafting impactful relationships with students. This vision ignites a legacy of …

University of Mobile Scholarship Speaker John Maxwell Urges a “Life of Significance”

Kathy Dean Fall 2017, Learning

The difference between living a life of “success” or one of “significance” depends upon where you choose to add value, New York Times best-selling author and international leadership expert John Maxwell told University of Mobile students and supporters at the 12th annual University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet April 27. “Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when …